• December 12th, 2018
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King of Kulture album drops

O.COM, made up of Junoxz and Wizzen, hailing from Opuwo in Ruacana Constituency has released their second album, King of Kulture. King of Kulture has 14 tracks concentrating on social issues. In fact, the album is inspired by the Dhemba traditional music with a mix of modern sound. The genre is dominantly Afro pop and Dancehall with hybrids like Afro-trance, Afro-club as well as Kwaito. Other songs have a House and a bit of Trapsoul vibe. “The key message in this album is basically to urge the youth to embrace their roots because we believe tradition in other word may be a very good religion,” says Junoxz.

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Youth need refocusing  - activist

WINDHEOK-Youth activist and former president of the Students Representative Council (SRC) for the University of Namibia (Unam), Joseph Kalimbwe (25), says young people need to refocus their lives to shape the future of their countries.

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Youth implored to unlock blue economy

WALVIS BAY - The CEO of the Namibia Ports Authority, Bisey /Uirab, has encouraged Namibian youth to take up a keen interest and explore the ocean economy as a means of job creation and poverty alleviation.

Deadline for SSC-DF bursaries next Friday

WINDHOEK – Academically deserving Namibians from disadvantaged backgrounds who are unemployed have until the end of this month to apply to the Social Security Commission’s Development Fund (SSC-DF) for fulltime study at institutions of higher learning in countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

If I had all the answers I’d be a god. They are the only ones who have all the answers to all the questions and problems in the world, that’s why people pray and worship them. As mere mortals we walk and live on earth and have to find a way to make it through the daily struggles that define who we are. All this is challenging and can be tiring. When the going gets tough, the tough ask for help.

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First grader dreaming big  

WINDHEOK - Anea Otto, a Grade One learner at St. Andrews Primary School, recently awarded top Grade One performer at the school, says she want to study hard and become a doctor or teacher. 

People can’t be controlled

If it’s meant to be it will be. A few people will understand what that means, an even smaller group of people will be able to grasp its meaning. As humans we try to control, as much as we can, we will at times go to extreme measures just to keep control.

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Celebrating 10 Years of PASCH

WINDHOEK - Learners and teachers from the different PASCH schools in Namibia met at the Delta Secondary School to celebrate 10 years of PASCH as well as the German language in Namibia on October 27.

Short films by learners premieres

WINDHOEK - Fifty German and French as a Foreign Language learners from four schools, Windhoek High School, Concordia Secondary School, Ella Du Plessis Secondary School and Jan Jonker High School are premiering their short films this Saturday at the Goethe-Institut Namibia at 16h00.

Don’t be afraid to fail

Life would not be the same if everything was perfect. Actually I reckon it would be dull and boring. Our species thrive on trial and error. It is how we got here and is probably how we will advance as time goes on. We have created a culture among ourselves that frowns and stigmatises failure, even when it’s unnecessary. This is especially true when it comes to the youth. Whenever their actions or accomplishments do not meet those of society, they are labeled as a failure.

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Being at the bottom builds character

WINDHOEK – Elise Shinedima is a dynamic young woman raised within a family of eight by very formidable parents who installed in her strong values and morals that shaped her into the woman she is today. 

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Sampofu calls on youth to study agriculture

KATIMA MULILO - Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu has called on young people from the region and the country at large to enrol for agriculture courses, so that they can be educated on the best agricultural practices required to maintain food security in the country.

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iChoose Youth Leadership Programme launched 

WINHDOEK - The School of Destiny Associate (SODA) which primarily focuses on providing youth mentorship and coaching,  recently launched the iChoose Youth Leadership Values Programme as part of the John Maxwell iLead annual Global Youth Initiative (GYI).

Teachers Exercise: Don’t be afraid to fail

Life would not be the same if everything was perfect. Actually I reckon it would be dull and boring. Our species thrive on trial and error. It is how we got here and is probably how we will advance as time goes. We have created a culture among ourselves that frowns and stigmatises failure, even when it’s unnecessary.

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Girls dominate Mandume awards

WINDHOEK – Girl learners dominated the Mandume Primary School academic  awards as best overall performers. The award ceremony last week saw boy learners only scooping awards in Grade 5 and 7.

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Gobabis Gymnasium wins ATKV’s idioms competition

WINDHOEK- Karlien Visser and WP Oosthuizen, learners from Gobabis Gymnasium are winners of the 2018 Idiom Competition hosted by the ATKV (‘Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging’ – Afrikaans Language and Culture Association) and NBC’s Hartklop FM.

Know what you want

Life is a marathon not a sprint race. Most people go through life not knowing what they want out of it. In the early stages of adulthood, the youth go through the motions of life without really knowing what they want out of it or what is happening. Some just go through life imitating what other people are doing, without ever taking a minute to consider what they would do if there was no one to imitate.

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Kavango youths urged to maximise recording studio

RUNDU - Tweuya Nelumbu a sound technician in charge of the state-of-the-art recording studio at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) here, is urging youths in the two regions of  Kavango to utilise the recording studio to the maximum as it has been built to assist artist in the regions and beyond.

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Children appreciate PHF’s benevolence

WINDHOEK – Samuel Markus (10) from Havana is thankful to the Patty’s Heart Foundation (PHF) for always taking care of them, encouraging children to pay attention to their school work and to study hard to provide for themselves in the future, while Annastasia Shihepo (7) from Okahandja Park says the gestures will encourage them to do the same and feed vulnerable people when they grow up.

Always ask the question “why”

​​​​​​​As I’ve grown older over the years, one striking thing that I’ve noticed in people is that they ask the question “why” less as they get older. On the other hand, whenever I talk to children they are always full of curiosity and ask the question “why” to everything that is happening around them and is being said.

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Monitronic awarded over 200 students

WINDHOEK- Over 200 students received certificates and diplomas at NQF level 5-NQF level 6 at the Monitronic Success College 20th anniversary and its 16th graduation ceremony in Windhoek on October 5. 

Youth conference  starts today in Ongwediva  

WINDHOEK – The National Youth Council and the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, European Union, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Progress Namibia, AIESEC Namibia and Internet Society Namibia Chapter are hosting a two-day conference in Ongwediva today and tomorrow.

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Youth project the land question

WINDHOEK - Following the just ended five-day national land conference, a group of architectural students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) held a week-long public projection on the land question and related matters in front of the Ministry of Justice.

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Employability coaching an eye-opener – Tjaveondja

WINDHOEK – An eye-opener, is how one of the students, Upi Tjaveondja, also a member and speaker of the Student Parliament at the University of Namibia, describes a seminar hosted by the Otjiwana Cultural Society and Otja Kapuuo Peer Group to guide and prepare students for the job market.

Persevering to achieve her dreams

WINDHOEK-A proud patriotic Namibian young woman Frieda Lukas (25) says she is persistent an achieving her dreams.  A bachelor degree graduate in Journalism and Communication Technology at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Lukas is now doing an honours degree in Communications at the same university.

People were meant to be different

We live in a time where everyone has an opinion they want to share. Whether it’s politics, feminism, religion, race or sexuality, it usually causes a hateful outcome. People seem to have lost respect in their approach to speak their mind and as

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Sharing his entrepreneurial recipe

WINDHOEK - Besides his challenging upbringing, he managed to break through to fully explore his potential. This is the mechanical engineering graduate and author of the book Respect My Hustle, Sylvester Shapwa.

Teachers Exercise: Speak English

There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration, when one is meditating on the standard of our local education. However, after everything is set and done, it all boils down to two pillars: the teacher and the learner/student. 

TEACHERS EXERCISE: Natural Memory

These exercises are meant for those teachers, who can humbly admit that there is always room for improvement. This is an attempt to provide additional teaching skills. These skills are not taught at teacher training institutions, but they form the basis

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Land ultimate instrument – youth

WINDHOEK - National Youth Council Representative Chairperson JP van der Westhuizen who was about four years old when the first National Land Conference took place in 1991, says land is the ultimate instrument for economic emancipation.

Youth to learn about access to information

WINDHOEK- As part of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2018 celebrations, the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is hosting the #YouthQuakeNam event under the theme “Information is Youth Power”. 

ESDA commemorating Day of the Namibian Child 

WINDHOEK - The Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action (ESDA)’s Friendly Haven, a shelter for abused women and children, is celebrating the Day of the Namibian Child with the children from the Sonder Water community this Friday at the ESDA Conference & Training Centre in Hochland Park.

Teachers Exercise: Fear and Memory

Dear teacher, these exercises will shift your paradigm of teaching, because they will help you to connect to your learners on a deeper level and thus your pupils will engage more actively in the learning process.

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Epukiro JSS awards learners,

WIDHOEK- Uetuuaneka Karumendu (Grade 8), Korokue Tjomuho (Grade 9), and Tujamee Tjinape (Grade 8), are the top performers of the Epukiro Junior Secondary School having obtained 43, 33 and 39 marks respectively in the August examinations.

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Nam children more into music video watching

WINDHOEK - Namibian children are more likely to watch video content and listen to music, than spend time on social media. Kaspersky Lab’s latest report, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules, has revealed.

A little time with our  parents is necessary

All the basic life skills were taught to us by our parents and guardians, they taught us what we needed to know while growing up. From cleaning our noses to using the toilets. They are our reference and directors for a good life. They were our first teachers that offered life education for free.

Teachers exercise: Why Exams?

There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when one tries to answer the question: how can we raise the standard of our local education? The main factors however, remain the teacher and the student.

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‘I hope to get my own bed’

OTJINENE -  “I hope to get my own bed...I want to enjoy sleeping alone with my own blankets,” says Monalisa Tjituaiza, a Grade 5 learner who could not hide her joy at the new provisions of fifty beds, blankets and mattresses, courtesy of the

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Children’s storybook introduced

WINDHOEK - The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek launched its children’s storybook titled Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations (UN) Library in Klein Windhoek recently.

Global Youth Initiative in Namibia launches this Friday

WINDHOEK - Genade Business Solutions cc, a faith-based company in Namibia, in partnership with Knowledge is Your Key Academy (KiYK), a John Maxwell Certified Team based in South Africa is officially launching the John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative in Namibia on Friday in Warmbad, which is billed the  “Glamour Event of the Year for the Youth in Namibia”. 

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Talent Factory Academy trainees announced

WINDHOEK – Esther Beukes, Toivo Nghidipohamba and Sally Jason are the three young Namibians who have been selected to partake in the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy filmmaking training for 12 months starting October 1 in Zambia this year.

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WHS learner crowned Miss Teen Namibia 2018

WINDHOEK - Nicole Landsburg from Windhoek High School (WHS) has been crowned this year’s Miss Teen Namibia.  Clarisse Muller is the first runner up, while Operi Kazombiaze is the second runner up. The competition took place at the Gymnasium School hall on Saturday.

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Namibian youth takes first steps to entering space

WINDHOEK - Fresh from being elected to the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) as coordinator for African, Senior Shimhanda, a final year Master of Engineering student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has passed the entrance examination to Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) for the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC).  

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Girls inspired after empowerment camp

She learned wonderful things that sooner or later are bound to change her life, such as about teenage pregnancy, how to abstain from sex and how a young girl can speak openly to her parents about issues effecting her, says Reefbica /Howoses, 15, one of the girls who attended a VisionCore mentorship programme for girls over the weekend.

Steadily moving towards leadership

WINDHOEK – Selma Ambunda is a goal-driven mid-career woman with a passion for driving change. A devoted hardworking Christian and believer she grew up in rural Namibia in the small village of Ouma, in the Omusati Region. Walking long distances from home to school and back, covering ten kilometres a day, did not put her off school but instead motivated her to one day change her circumstances.

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Youth initiates campaign against GBV

WINDHOEK - Operi Kazombiaze, a 16-year-old aspiring model has initiated a Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign titled #KnowYourWorthy, to reduce GBV among the youth and all Namibians at large.

Young people at the centre of the SADC agenda

WINDHOEK - The 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit that took place last week had young people at the centre of its agenda with the theme “Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development”.

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Miss High School North auditions on September 1

WINDHOEK – The first audition of this year’s Miss High School North will be held at Gwashamba Mall in Ondangwa, Oshana Region on September 1, with the main event scheduled for December 19 at the Ekamuti Lodge in the northern part of the country. The auditions start at 09h00.

SADC youth to discuss joblessness, other issues

WINDHOEK - More than 800 young people across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and 200 representatives from different regions in the country will meet for two days in a meeting titled SADC People’s Summit tomorrow and Friday.

Some youth ditch ‘smelly’ condoms

ONGWEDIVA - There are many reasons that young Namibians have advanced for not using condoms, one of them they said is because the plastic sheath apparently makes sex dry and on the other hand condoms are apparently smelly.